Love a good wine quote to get the day moving and wet the appetite for a later sip? Well, we have to pay homage who have placed wine in the category it deserves.
He said it. We quote it. We expand. Learn and grow.
"Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing."
Who was he?
Hemingway (1899-1961), born in Oak Park, Illinois, started his career as a writer in a newspaper office in Kansas City at the age of seventeen.
SPENT TIME IN THE ITALIAN ARMY
After the United States entered the First World War, he joined a volunteer ambulance unit in the Italian army. Serving at the front, he was wounded, was decorated by the Italian Government, and spent considerable time in hospitals.
TO THE NEWS HE GOES
After his return to the United States, he became a reporter for Canadian and American newspapers and was soon sent back to Europe to cover such events as the Greek Revolution.
An American in Love with French Culture
During the twenties, Hemingway became a member of the group of expatriate Americans in Paris, which he described in his first important work, The Sun Also Rises (1926). Equally successful was A Farewell to Arms (1929), the study of an American ambulance officer’s disillusionment in the war and his role as a deserter.
Hemingway used his experiences as a reporter during the civil war in Spain as the background for his most ambitious novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940). Among his later works, the most outstanding is the short novel, The Old Man and the Sea (1952), the story of an old fisherman’s journey, his long and lonely struggle with a fish and the sea, and his victory in defeat.
His straightforward prose, his spare dialogue, and his predilection for understatement are particularly effective in his short stories, some of which are collected in Men Without Women (1927) and The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories (1938).
HIS UNTIMELY PASSING
Hemingway died in Idaho in 1961.
WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THIS LEGEND
He kept it to the point. He loved that straight line theory. No wasted energy. Living life to its fullest.
He loved opening up his creative side with wine.
He espoused the growth of wines over the generations and how mankind has brought it to is ever evolved state. His diversity and wealth of experiences is what separated him from others. He was able to draw on a litany of experiences that made him more cultured. When safe, travel and experience like he. It will give you a greater appreciation of sensory experiences. Hard to go wrong with sample the wines of the world and the world itself when he espoused the above view.
He brought an increasing view of how wine should be slotted with sophisticated enjoyment.
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